Summary of Visiting Authors for Schools

Summary of Visiting Authors for Schools

AVAILABLE AUTHORS These authors are looking for schools to visit. Please click on their name for further information.

Each link includes info on the date of the author visit, about the author, about the book they're promoting, the length and topic of their presentation, their desired school type and grades they'd like to speak with, their AV needs, and order form info. Please make sure you can accommodate them, including all of their request/needs, that your school isn't testing or out on school break that day, etc. BEFORE requesting to host them. To request an author, please email Kristen Gilligan. To remind you, this is what an Author Visit is all about.



Tracey Hecht: Monday, September 11 OR Tuesday, September 12; Elementary School, grades 3-6

Julie Buxbaum & Jared Reck: Thursday, October 26; Middle School/high School, grades 8-12


Ashley Evanson: Flexible dates Elementary School, grades K-2


Heather Preusser: Flexible dates Elementary School, grades K-2


Jonathan Fenske: Flexible dates Elementary School, grades K-2/3


Stan Yan: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades K-5


Todd Fahnestock: Flexible dates. Elementary School, grades 3-6


Jessica Brody: Flexible dates. Upper Elementary, grades 5-6 OR Middle School, grades 6-8 OR High School

Emily Hainsworth: Flexible dates. Middle School/High School


Len Vlahos: Flexible dates. High School


Scott Bergstrom: Flexible dates. High School


Brenna Yovanoff: Flexible dates. High School




Tamara Ireland Stone: Friday, September 15; Upper Elementary and Middle Schools, grades 5-7


RL Stine & Marc Brown: Friday, September 15; Elementary School, grades K-2


Eric Litwin: Monday, September 18; Elementary School, grades K-2 (Of Pete the Cat fame!!!)


Dav Pilkey: Monday, September 25; Elementary School, grades 1-4 (Only one school visit.)


Steve Bramucci: September 25; Elementary School, grades 3-6


Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen: Friday, October 13; Elementary School, grades K-2 (Only one afternoon school visit.)


Katherine Applegate: Friday, October 6; This is a special visit due to a school's One Book, One School selection of Wishtree


Chris Grabenstein: Friday, October 27; Elementary School, grades 3-6




Kate Beasley: Monday, May 15, 2017: Elementary schools, grades 3-6

Christopher Paolini: Monday, May 8, 2017 Elementary School, grades 4-5

Carrie Jones: Thursday, May 4 AND Friday, May 5 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Melanie Crowder: Early May, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Margaret Stohl: Thursday, April 6, 2017 High School

Raymond Arroyo: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 and Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-7

James Hannibal: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Friday, March 24, 2017; Elementary and middle schools; grades 3-7


Tania Del Rio & Will Staehle: Friday, March 24, 2017 Upper Elementary/Middle School, grades 5-8

Estelle Laure: Estelle will be here during the week of March 20-24, 2017 (She's not available Wed 3/22.) Middle School/High School

Kwame Alexander: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Elementary School, grades K-2Adam Rubin (as in Dragons Love Tacos!): Wednesday, May 3 Elementary Schools, PICTURE BOOK

Kate T. Parker: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Middle School

Paul Tobin: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Jessica Day George: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and Thursday, March 9, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-5

Jen Calonita: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Sean Connolly: Monday, March 6, 2017 Elementary School/Middle School, grades 4-7

Judd Winick: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Elementary School, grades 3-6

Brendan Kiely: Friday, February 24, 2017 High School

Jason Reynolds: Friday, February 24, 2017 Middle School

Aimée Carter: Monday, February 13, 2017. Elementary School, grades 3-6

Ellen Hopkins: Monday, January 23, 2017 High School

SJ Kincaid: Friday, November 4, 2016

Laurie Halse Anderson: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jennifer Fosberry: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mike Lowery: Friday, October 7, 2016

Jennifer Holland: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

David Shannon: Monday, Oct 3, 2016 (morning only); Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016; Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

Gene Luen Yang: Monday, October 3, 2016 *Yes, this is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature!

Ed Vere: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mike Curato: Monday, September 19, 2016

Lin Oliver: Monday, September 19, 2016

Elizabeth Eulberg: Friday, September 9, 2016